Will my eggs get darker?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rode Island Red 2008, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Rode Island Red 2008

    Rode Island Red 2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 wihte rocks and 1 black sex link (WE THINK) They lay peach verry light light bown tint eggs will they get brown lil RIR ones?
     
  2. ravenboy

    ravenboy New Egg

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    my RIRs layed light brown- to brown eggs. Colors never got more light or dark. Very random. I think it depends on what they eat.
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    My barred rock lays pinkish colored eggs. I think that is the norm for them.
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    In my opinion, each hen will lay her specific color. Chances are they won't become any darker. Yolk color will change with what the hens eat though.

    bigzio
     
  5. UP_Chicken_Lover

    UP_Chicken_Lover Out Of The Brooder

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    I have all Black Sex-links and the color of the eggs is pale brown.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Actually, the eggs of each hen will get lighter in shade as they get closer to molting age. Then they take a short break and when they begin laying again, the egg color is back to being what it was when they started, or close to it.
     

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